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January 30, 2024

ChatGPT: Italy says OpenAI’s chatbot breaches data protection rules 

  • The Italian Data Protection Authority (DPA) has ruled that ChatGPT, a large language model chatbot created by OpenAI, violates data privacy.
  • The DPA is concerned about two main issues: the collection of users’ data and the potential exposure of younger users to inappropriate content generated by the chatbot.
  • An OpenAI spokesperson said it would continue talks with the regulator.
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.

Apple says UK could ‘secretly veto’ global privacy tools 

  • Apple is against a new UK law that would give the government more control over tech companies.
  • Apple fears the law could be used to undermine users’ privacy and security.
  • Civil liberties groups also share Apple’s concerns, fearing this would be “effectively transforming private companies into arms of the surveillance state and eroding the security of devices and the internet.”
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.

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You’ve heard of GCSEs, so what are VCSEs? 

  • Wales is introducing new vocational qualifications called Vocational Certificates of Secondary Education (VCSEs) from September 2027.
  • These qualifications will be available to students aged 14 to 16.
  • The aim of the new qualifications is to provide students with more practical and job-oriented skills, replacing around 300 current vocational qualifications such as BTECs.
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.

Headteacher says vape detector in school bathroom went off more than one hundred times a day 

  • A headteacher has revealed that a vape detector installed in his school bathrooms went off more than 100 times in one day.
  • He reported that speaking with other headteachers across the country, that “I don’t think there is one school where young children are not addicted to vapes.”
  • The comes after the UK government announced plans to ban disposable vapes in an effort to protect children from the dangers of vaping.
  • For more, please visit the Independent website.